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DC Lottery not paying winners during government shutdown

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Posted: October 13, 2013, 11:46 am - IP Logged

So the Federal Government runs the DC Lottery???

Go figure... Wonder where the profits go???

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    Posted: October 13, 2013, 3:27 pm - IP Logged

    All people have to do is NOT PLAY.........and they will feel it. 


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      Posted: October 13, 2013, 3:57 pm - IP Logged

      Ah hurd  dat bro'. Ama go to Murilind, just up da roa', when I wants to get me a ticket.

      ROTFL at that and some of your other posts in this thread. LOL

      The lottery is NOT a tax on the poor.  By calling it a tax, you are calling it mandatory, which is what taxes are.  But the lottery is NOT mandatory, therefore calling it a tax highly inaccurate.

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        Posted: October 13, 2013, 7:50 pm - IP Logged

        You got to be kidding me! Some of these guys need to be B-slapped upside the head.

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          Posted: October 13, 2013, 8:29 pm - IP Logged

          All people have to do is NOT PLAY.........and they will feel it. 

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            Posted: October 13, 2013, 8:56 pm - IP Logged

            That shouldn't effect PB and MM players since those games have nothing to do with the Federal government.

            The only affected payoffs are those cashed at lottery headquarters and those wins are usually over $5000. There are LP members in panic because they don't know they can still cash their free scratch-off tickets at the store where they bought them.

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              Posted: October 13, 2013, 10:17 pm - IP Logged

              All people have to do is NOT PLAY.........and they will feel it. 

              How do you win then ??

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                Posted: October 15, 2013, 12:51 am - IP Logged

                How do you win then ??

                By not giving the crooked feds money,  that's how.

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                  Posted: October 15, 2013, 8:56 am - IP Logged

                  The article is wrong. The city government is funded 100 percent by local taxes. The federal government must then give permission to the city to spend its own money. The federal approporiation is a partial reimbursement of the tax money collected by the federal government because the City does not have the right to vote.

                  No where else in the country has to wait for that permission to spend its own money.

                  Everyone always cofuses the city of Washington with the District of Columbia because of its uniqueness of  being the seat of the federal govt.

                  The problem is that the federal government will not allow the local District Government to pay out winnings to the lottery, medicaid to the hospitals, payments to the subway, or payments to the public charter schools.  The District Government has over 5 billion local dollars available to make these payments. Maryland and virginia and other states have voting rights to allow the payments but they will not do it.

                  The District Government is prevented leagally from paying winners by the federal govt. Next week they will by legally required to not pay the police officers, fire dept, public school teachers, trash collectors, street repair people, unemployment, food stamps, courts, restaurant safety inspectors.

                  The District Government wants to pay the winners and will pay the winners as soon as the federal government allows them to.

                  Finally remember this, money that is not generated through the District of Columbia lottery will be paid by all 50 states, since the money is being held by all 50 states. So if you stop playing the DC lottery then the District Government will have too get more money from the federal government which is the taxes that everyone pays.

                  Do not confuse the City with the Federal. The Federal has theatned to arrest any City official who ignores this.

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                    Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:03 am - IP Logged

                    So the Federal Government runs the DC Lottery???

                    Go figure... Wonder where the profits go???

                    The DC govt runs the DC lottery. But the Federal Govt has ordered them not to pay [non essential].  Lottery monies go to the SCHOOLS and other city schools.

                    BTW the federal government also considers the PUBLIC SCHOOLS Non essential so theyre not getting any money either.

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                      Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:08 am - IP Logged

                      The only affected payoffs are those cashed at lottery headquarters and those wins are usually over $5000. There are LP members in panic because they don't know they can still cash their free scratch-off tickets at the store where they bought them.

                      Actually all lottery sales are paid out of the lottery terminals. If a store wants to pay the winners and wait for the lottery to pay them back, they could if they wanted.

                      Lottery terminals are always seperate from other store terminals for that reason.

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                        Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:14 am - IP Logged

                        So the Federal Government runs the DC Lottery???

                        Go figure... Wonder where the profits go???

                        The DC govt runs the DC lottery. But the federal govt has ordered them not to pay [non essential]

                        The profits go to the local schools and city services likeanywhere else. BTW the PUBLIC SCHOOLS the SUBWAY and MEDICAID payments are also nonessential so the money waits until the federal govt gets its act together.

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                          Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:17 am - IP Logged

                          Lottery payments are paid out of the lottery terminals in the store.

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                            Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:34 am - IP Logged

                            Find my other posts/replies. The city govt is prohibited by federal law and ordered by congress from paying until the shutdown is over. So there is no lawsuit. This includes paying :

                            SCHOOLS

                            POLICE / FIRE /EMS

                            SUBWAY SYSTEM

                            DOCTORS AND HOSPITAL MEDICAID PAYMENT

                            Remember that if people dont play the DC(city) lottery then the federal payment from all 50 states to the city  will be increased. Because the residents of DC have no congressmen or senators that can vote.

                            BTW since october 1,  the city govt has been using its 2013 reserve fund which is all but gone. Right now MD and VA have to pick up the tab for running the subway system since DC is not allowed to pay.

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                              Posted: October 15, 2013, 9:39 am - IP Logged

                              That sucks a monkey's hairy nutsack for DC players.  Though Maryland and Virginia players will welcome those players.  DC as a whole is smaller than Rhode Island, so it's not gonna be that much of a drive.  It's still worse than a two or three minute jog to the nearest conveinence store, but yeah.

                              MD and VA are paying more for running the subway system since DC has been ordered not to pay for it either,not really a big deal. But the Federal Payment from all 50 states will increase if lottery revenue is severely impacted.